Atilio Borón is a Marxist Argentinian political scientist who was recently awarded the eight edition of Venezuelan government sponsored Premio Libertador al Pensamiento Crítico for his work América Latina en la Geopolítica del Imperialismo.
On an interview on the state TV channel VTV (August 19), Borón assured that he has become increasingly convinced that Chávez was killed by the United States government. He argued that the CIA has been, since the 70s, developing the technology needed to inoculate cancer cells or to “generate heart attacks in its enemies.” He added that: “with the technological advances that there have been, I have no doubt that this people [the CIA] could have developed a vector to generate cancerogenic processes trough malign cells. (…) A trustworthy scientific source confessed to me that there are methods for activating radioactive processes of malign cells contained in a microphone, that could have been placed in front of the Head of State and that could have been activated by some sort of remote control to introduce the lethal microscopic particles.”
Borón warned that the method could be used again by the CIA against President Maduro or other Latin American Presidents, such as Evo Morales or Rafael Correa. He therefore urged the Venezuelan government to take precautionary measures “because they [the CIA] are capable of anything, I mean, they killed Lubumba, they killed Che, they killed Allende, they killed Torrijos, and I believe they killed Chávez.” Therefore Venezuela should “work with the best scientists that are moving forth the field of biological sciences, so that they can develop antibody mechanisms to neutralize these weapons.”
According to Boron the CIA is also behind a destabilization process in Venezuela which includes hitting the economy with food shortages: “A systematic, synchronized and organized campaign of harassment against the population through the creation of scarcity.”
The complete interview is an interesting example of the argument that the CIA has been behind every single event of Latin America modern history, but the bit about magnicidio is at the end, from 43:42 on.